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Jan 28, 2010 6:00pm EST
that connects us. bank of america-- committed to helping the nation's economic recovery. pacific life-- the power to help you succeed. and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: president obama road tested his new focus on jobs and the economy today. margaret warner begins our coverage of the tune i don't know aftermath. >> reporter: the president was greeted with applause by a friendly audience in tampa, florida. he and vice president joe biden unveiled $8 billion in grants for high speed rail, part of their new focus on jobs creation the president said again he understands what americans are going through. >> last night i've spoken about where we need to go and i've said these are difficult times, these challenging times for our country. in the la
PBS
Jan 29, 2010 6:00pm EST
everybody. god bless the united states of america. thank you, everybody. (applause) >> woodruff: now, more on the president's appearance before house republicans-- someone who was there for it all, texas representative jeb hensarling. congressman hensarling, thanks for being with us and for standing out in the cold. what did you take away from this unusual session? >> well, you're right, judy, it was an unusual session. listen, the president deserves great credit for accepting our invitation. i'm glad that he did it. i'm hoping something good will come out of it. we've never seen any kind of outreach from speaker pelosi to attempt to work on a bipartisan basis. i hope we see one out of the president. there are some areas maybe we can work on. but i got to tell you, the american people want accountability in government. and regardless of whether you are a republican or democrat today i think was at least a chapter in accountability. i mean things like the louisiana purchase and the cornhusker kickback, people want to see some accountability. they saw it today. >> woodruff: you asked him a q
PBS
Jan 26, 2010 6:00pm EST
for the pbs newshour is provided by: bank of america >> what has made grant thornton a truly global accounting organization, with access to resources in more than 100 countries? is it their global capabilities, or is it their passion for how they serve their clients? grant thornton >> this is the engine that connects abundant grain from the american heartland to haran's best selling whole wheat, while keeping 60 billion pounds of carbon out of the atmosphere every year. bnsf, the engine that connects us. chevron. this is the power of human energy. and by toyota. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> ifill: the spotlight on the deficit came as the congressional budget office warned rising federal debt could strangle the economy. >> woodruff: the flurry of interest and c
PBS
Jan 18, 2010 6:00pm EST
to help you succeed. >> every business day, bank of america lends three billion dollars to individuals, institutions, schools, organizations and businesses. in every corner of the economy. america-- growing stronger every day. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: more troops and more aid reached haiti today, but many remained desperate, as distribution problems and fears of violence continued. we begin our coverage with two on-the-ground reports from independent television news. first, bill neely on the race to save lives. >> reporter: the ruins of haiti, the signs aren't good. it's day 6. the diggers tear at the rubble making survival beneath unlikely. the scavengers at the banks search for money not the living. one man looks on. roger still believes h
PBS
Jan 12, 2010 6:00pm EST
of those was bank of america, an underwriter of the newshour. today the securities and exchange commission accused bank of america of failing to disclose huge losses at merrill lynch before buying it. the bank is already charged with hiding bonuses paid at merrill. still, the news of a possible bank tax was met with anger on wall street. where some saw it as a way to get at bonuses. jamie diamond, chairman of jp morgan chase told a washington conference on monday, quote, i'm getting tired of the constant vilification. this is not a casino. still, the issue won't go away. the federal deposit insurance corporation said today that it may impose higher premiums on banks to discourage risky lending and investments. the question of whether to tax banks may not be limited simply the question of whether to tax banks may not be limited simply to costs associated with the so- called tarp program. all told, the federal reserve and the government committed several trillion dollars to the financial system at the height of the crisis. so what, if anything, should be done about the banks? we get two view
PBS
Jan 19, 2010 6:00pm EST
to you then." >> reporter: across the road, at the airport, america's military might is on display, what president obama has called the biggest aid efforts ever. but who's in charge of prioritizing who needs what? the u.n. says it is in charge of distributing relief, while the americans say the haitian government is taking the lead. >> i've heard some people say it was like chaos, and it is, but the thing is the more effort that the international community provides, the better off the haitian people will be. >> reporter: i understand the chaos, but what i don't understand is why the aid can't get from here to the other side of the road. >> right, i can't really hone in on one specific instance of why that location is not receiving the medicine, as you would say, fast enough. the priorities are all prioritized by the haitian government. i want to underscore that. >> reporter: back at the emergency medical center, u.n. troops were trying to stop an angry crowd from storming inside. they showed the soldiers their wounds in the hope of gaining admission. "we're hungry and they give us nothin
PBS
Jan 13, 2010 6:00pm EST
and a long history that binds us together, haitians are our neighbors in the americas and here at home. our thoughts and prayers are also with the many haitian- americans around our country, who do not yet know the fate of their families and loved ones back home. >> woodruff: from miami to new york and elsewhere, haitian- americans began gathering last night to wait for news. >> no, i only got a busy sound. >> woodruff: some tried in vain to reach families all night. >> i have a lot of sisters there, and i went over there in july to spend time with them. i don't know if i will have a chance to see them again. >> woodruff: in miami's little haiti section this morning, a mass for the earthquake victims was held at the cathedral of st. mary. the disaster affected all, from everyday people to community leaders, including phillip brutus, the first haitian american elected to the state legislature in florida. >> a lot of people are unaccounted for. my wife is in haiti. i have a five-year-old in haiti. she sent me a text yesterday. the text started and then i didn't get the end of the text, and i'
WETA
Jan 21, 2010 7:22pm EST
but for the rest of america well. i think that's very teing as whether wherethis administrati is going to bring us with wall street d well. woodruff: what do you think the tanking ofhe market represts? who do you think is taing? >> i think it's responding t what the ainistration is prose. thsecretary said he wants stability, a youd i a youd ifedp with a greatuestion, saying the rket looks for stability in thearketplace, and will this do is? and heissed the answer-- or he didn't give an answer. the maet would want stability if ty know what the game plan is, th know what the rules are today, and they calive with them and go rward. wellwe saw the administration me out early on in this year the spring or summer of is yearwith their white paper saying this is what weant to do. i was at t white house, when they rolled it out. i got a copyf it, read through it. th was the entire game plan. we've been working on th from june, ju, august, september, october, novemr, december, all these months, and now ju when you have a polital action in masshusetts, they come out with a clarificationith brand-new thgs. ho
WETA
Dec 31, 2009 7:00pm EST
an at the beginning. >> sure. this is the america agait the world cade. anti-amerin spirled almost out control for much of the decade in response to shall did . >> right after 9/1 >> we had a littleit of symphy for about a year but then with the set of iraq and dcontent with president bush'spproach to foreign policy, saw america's nuers really go south and there s -- not only concern aboutresident bu, it extended into the broader estion of worry about america'unchecked and unvaled power. w with president obama, some of those mbers have gone back down. but therstill is a coinuing concern about the exercise of amican power. and you could see the way began to play out as esident obama announced more tops for afghanistan and the backlash thabegan to create. that's going to beith us as a consequence of this decade pele around the world worry about the way th united states conducts itlf in dealing with its problems, dealg with terrorism. >> final thohts. >> i think the flip sidef thats, you know, what americs think our future in the world. ere self ree indication that manmore americans than in 2000
WETA
Jan 6, 2010 7:00pm EST
. he an intellectual . he's a very thghtful guy. he is trying to pull america backrom confrontation. d to try to lower the tone o americ rhetoric, to try to take the crisiout of something a way of reducing the country's risks and vulnerabilities. whenever you start doi tha you e -- people start to question you. e you weak? anthis president is going to be caught-- he'soing too have hard time avoiding being trapped in a way betwe a rock and a ha place of being so tough at he can't try the new, creative foreign policthat he wants, b on the other hand, maybbeing en as weak opener indecisive. it'soing to be a problem for hi >> he's been anythinbut indecisive, and he is-- i ink what's really noticeable ithat he taken such big risks. >>ehrer: too big, sometimes? >> he may have takenn more an thunited states senate can bear, for example, but i don't know how he uld have done lesthan deal with health care, than deawith the economy. he had to do tse things. he'sut on the table some major arms control iniatives and raed the possibility of zero nuke which makes his near-term challeng even tougher.
WETA
Jan 20, 2010 7:00pm EST
of america. stop thiprocess. sit down and open tranarent negotiions. let's begin again from the benning. >> ifillindeed, many senate democrats appear chastened by the brown victor which some predted would affect every 2010 race. senate mority leader harry reid sgested voters are as concerned about the econy as they are about health care >> first of all,e're not going to rush into anything. as you've heard, we're goi to wait until the new senor arrives before we do anying more on health care. remember, the bill we ssed in the senate is good for aear. there armany different things we can do to move forwd on heal care. we're not making any othose decisions now. >> ifill: demoat paul kirk, who was appointed to fill e seateft open by senator kennedy's death lastear, also says his par should not miss e message sent by bay state ters. >> there were a lot of tngs at play imassachusetts. not justational health reform. but every eltion is an educatiofor the constituents and the voters, anan education for the caidates as well. d i think those who watched the masshusetts election should learn some
WETA
Jan 22, 2010 7:00pm EST
: pacific fe bankf america >>hevron. this is the power of human energy. toyota. >> andy the bill and melinda gates fodation. dedicated to t idea that all pele deserve the chance to live a healthyroductive life. and with the ongng support of the institutions and foundations. and... this program wasade possible by t corporation for public broadcaing. and by contributionso your pbs station om viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the exodufrom haiti's shtered capital kept building today. aid ficials reported 200,000 haitians have fled porau- prince. the government talked of setng vast new tent cities. and an 84-year-old woman w pulled alive frothe rubble, after ten days. margaret warner talked earli today wi jay newton small of "time" magazine from port-- prince. >> warner: jay newton all, thank you for joining us were hearing reports of tens of thousas, in fact hundredsf thousands of haitians fleeing t city. what have u seen? >> i have certaiy seen that. e port is clogged with ferrieof, you know, haitia trying to leave to go to fer areas. lecay is a very popular place ich wasn't at all fecte
WETA
Jan 27, 2010 7:00pm EST
that thegenda he has promed over the last year just hasn't yided the results. ght now, families across america around the kiten table worried about prospects out employment, e future for their kids. we want to hear some sutions that a akin to what we've been working on for the las12 months. >> reporter: the presidentill address e nation this evening at:00 pm eastern time. >> lehr: and to shields and lcome, mr. axelrod. thanks, gwen. good to with you. >> ifi: we've heard so many times the next speech th president is goingo give, whatever it is, ishe speech of a litime. at makes tonight different? >> well, younow, that is what washington does every spee. it becomes a speech ofhe lifeti. doubt it's an important speech a it's an important speech because aricans have been through a very diffult time and there looking for a sense of what the future wl hold. the present is going to talk about where we've been andhere we're ing and how we create jobs in this country that pay we, see wages grow, and secure the middle class ain after this very difficult peri we've beenhrough. >> ifill: the president is
PBS
Jan 5, 2010 6:00pm EST
than frankly people of any other faith. we're going to have to draw on( and south and central america and asia but also our friends in the muslim world including in north africaç, in the middle east and in south asia. we believe that we don't really need to compel ourç friends to cooperate with us because i think we uniformly recognize that this is a shared threat. >> suarez: the president took the opportunity to both assert that he'll stay on track with closing the guantanamo bay prison and at the same time said thatç yemenis won't be released and sent home. help us square those two aspects of the policy. >> asç you know, ray, all along we've been going through each of these cases of individuals down at began taun mow bay dgt tooth comb, addressing them individually on a case-by-case basis,ç making sure that those that we can transfer in a way that will advance our interests and protect the united states, we do that. obviously under the right conditions and the right circumstances. as the president said today and as he discussed with the attorney general, the current situat
PBS
Jan 7, 2010 6:00pm EST
: >> what makes us an engine for the economy? plants across america. nearly 200,000 jobs created. we see beyond cars. >> chevron. this is the power of human energy. >> we are intel, sponsors of tomorrow. the national science foundation. supporting education and research across all fields of science and engineering. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the official story of how the airline bomb plot eluded u.s. security was made public today, and at the white house, president obama ordered changes in the handling of information on potential threats. the report said the government had sufficient information to potentially disrupt the plot. it faulted u.s. intelligence for failing to focus more resources on the al qaeda group that claimed responsibility for the attempted attack. and it said the c.i.a. and the national counter-terrorism center did not search all available databases for the nigeri
PBS
Jan 21, 2010 6:00pm EST
for president. >> hillary rodham clinton has undoubtedly become one of the most divisive figures in america.... >> brown: the conservative group "citizens united" produced the film and wanted to run ads for it on television, and distribute it through on-demand cable. instead, federal courts ruled it was akin to a long campaign ad, and should be regulated like one. ultimately, the supreme court disagreed. but today's decision did leave in place other restrictions, including a century-old ban on donations by companies directly to candidates for federal office. direct contributions from political action committees-- created by corporations, unions and individuals-- will still be allowed. the decision is expected to leave candidates, parties and contributors scrambling to adjust to the new reality with crucial congressional elections now 10 months away. >> brown: marcia coyle of the national law journal was of course at the court this morning... and is now here with us. >> thanks, jeff glf i say "of course" because this was called a special sitting of the court. >> we knew something was afoot.
PBS
Jan 22, 2010 6:00pm EST
... on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour is provided by: pacific life bank of america >> chevron. this is the power of human energy. toyota. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> lehrer: the exodus from haiti's shattered capital kept building today. aid officials reported 200,000 haitians have fled port-au- prince. the government talked of setting up vast new tent cities. and an 84-year-old woman was pulled alive from the rubble, after ten days. margaret warner talked earlier today with jay newton small of "time" magazine from port-au- prince. >> warner: jay newton small, thank you for joining us. we are hearing reports of tens of thousands, in fact hundreds of thousands of haitians fleeing the city. what have you seen? >> i have certainly seen
PBS
Jan 14, 2010 6:00pm EST
at the time. now when we had an investment conference there, there were more people there from latin america and the caribbean and from the u.s., canada, france, all of europe and all of asia combined. they care. and finally, we have the inter-american development bank, the world bank, and the whole u.n. system totally committed to this and, again, i can't say enough for the commitment that president obama has made. and, you know, hillary canceled her trip to asia to come back and work on this. we've loved haiti for 35 years now. she's... she's distraught about it, but committed and on the job, staying there all weekend to work. the a.i.d. director, mr. shaw, is doing a good job e. we're going to get through this and i think there will be even more determination to honor the plan they have... it's not my economic plan, it's theirs. their government has embraced it. but we've got to help them with the living and the dead right now. and if we do this right and they feel the support of people around the world and next door, then i think you will see us resuming at an even more rapid rate the im
PBS
Jan 15, 2010 6:00pm EST
's president rene preval on the telephone this morning. >> i pledged america's continued commitment to the government and the people of haiti in the immediate effort to save lives and deliver relief, and in the long-term effort to rebuild. >> holman: for now, severe damage to the port-au-prince harbor made airlifts the only reliable way to get the aid onshore. and helicopters from the newly arrived u.s. navy aircraft carrier "carl vinson" ferried in their first relief supplies today. but the city's badly damaged airport remained a bottleneck. with the control tower disabled, the u.s. military officially took over takeoffs and landings today. these soldiers from the 82nd airborne division shipped out yesterday, but did not set down until late last night, after waiting hours to be cleared to land. in washington, the growing desperation in haiti intensified the focus on the pentagon's efforts to get the aid operation into high gear. u.s. military leaders said today there could be 10,000 american troops in port-au-prince and offshore by monday. in a morning briefing, joint chiefs chairm
WETA
Jan 1, 2010 7:00pm EST
facilities are asodern, the error rate as low as anyplace america. the big difference heris that its pients are among the world's poorest peop who raly get treated for eye diseas. globally, 45 milon people have prentable or reversible blindness. 12 milon are in india alone where the extreme sun and genetics a bramd -- blamed. many people lose the sight and lilihood by their early '50s. their businessuccess and social mission have long de it a model in public alth textbooks. 20ears ago this much younger reporter camto the ancient mple city of mothere where aravind was founded. by dr. v. heetired from a government hospital in 1976 andet out to tackle what he called disablg cataract blindness. >> nothing disabled a man like cataract and or eyight. >> aravind itself s a very small operation whenr. v stard it with 11 beds and four doctors, the from his n family. thidea was simple. they would serve patients who cod pay. the profit was afford ee care to the many more pele without couldn afford even the bus fa . though aravinset out to find patients throh reening camps in rural areas. groups likthe
WETA
Jan 4, 2010 7:00pm EST
in america and iraq weon't abandon our right to punish this firm. sreenivasan: the blackwater guards claimed thewere ambushed. osecutors and many iraqis sa the guards use of chine guns and grenades was unpvoked. the first business dayf the new year s a surge in stocks and the price of oil. wall street surged on encouraging news about manufacturing in the u.sand china. the dow jones dustrial average ined nearly 156 points to close just under0,584. the nasdaq rose 39 pointto ose at 230 and oiclosed above $81 a barrelor the first time in nely three months, as frigid weather gripped the stern u.s. d drove up demand. the number of bankrucies in the u.s. rose 32% in 2009. the associat press reported todaconsumers and businesses filed more than 1.4 miion bankptcy petitions. e number of cases fell sharp in 2006 after ngress overhauled u. bankruptcy laws, but they've been rising ever nce. the tallest ilding on earth formally opened today dubai. we have a report nrated by sally biulph of independent televion news. >> a celebration whi measured up to the size ofhe buildi. ♪ firerks and fanfare heral
WETA
Jan 8, 2010 7:00pm EST
quirky but perhaps chacteristicf small business in america these days, idown 30%,ear over year. but eve guy considers himself a survor. when times were better, he bought this machine, wch uses super-high pssure ter and sand made of garne to cut thugh just about anything. >> but the companycalypso, that manufactures the maine has actuallyone bankrupt in this recsion. that is a poal that we were buildingor an entertainment nter called belle island in pigeon for, and that paicular facility also went bankrupt. >>eporter: batman. >> y, we manufacture those for six flags themparks, which is alson chapter 11, and were hoping for the emergences soon as possie. >> reporter:n atlanta's midtown hotel complex,t this we's annual economists convention, the view from ll above the fr. the pros who track and analy unemploynt assemble here, and they see job market that may finally be near thbottom. but even so, or the past two years, laments fmer clinton labor department ecomist larry katz: >> we've lost million jobs. we needed 2.5 milln jobs just to keep up with population growthso we're about 10.5 mill
WETA
Jan 13, 2010 7:00pm EST
officials. >> holman: brian moyhan is c.e.o. of bank of america, wch is a newshour underwter. >> i wt all of you and the american pple to knothat i fully understand andppreciate thgravity of the crisis that we are now jt coming through. we are graful for the courage shown by goverent leaders to take bold and unprecedente action to preser the financial system. >> holman: b the executives alsoefended thr firms' bonus and compensation practices, which have drawn the i of president oba, members of congressand the public. commissioner heather murren, retired merrill lynch dictor, pressed goldn sachs chief exutive lloyd blankfein on the issue. goldmais expected to award billions of dollars in bones next week. >> how can you reconle these things, gin what's going on in the couny economically? and do you feel thatour compensaon adequately reflects yourirm's behaviors, what the standards ofhe times are? >> if you look at the hiory of our compensationthe compensation alwaycorrelated with theesults of the firm, as it did last year. >> holman: blankin noted that he and other top execuves at goldman d
WETA
Jan 14, 2010 7:00pm EST
how doesne figure actually how one big compan- let's say a goldman sachs or bk of america-- homuch would it rely hit them? >> in a broasense it's not a t of money. in its best years thfinancial industry makes $20billion. this is $10 billion year. it's a fairly all hit. t for some companies it will actually be prettyignificant and the reason is the way th tax is structured. this is a tax on browing. banks get money for their acvities from two sources: the deposits that we put into em or mey they borrow from investors. this is a tax on money the boow from investors. retail banks like, say, wel fargo which rely primarilyn depositson't be hit as hard. they mht pay tens of millions of dollars aear, but companies like goldman sachs, morgan stanley, j.p. morgan chase compans that rely heavily on rrowed money to fund their wall street tivities could face a bill of several hundr million dolls a year. >> warner: so when t president sa this would promote reform in the baing industry, arthey hoping this tax or feectually provides a sent set of incentives. >> they dot view this as a major force
PBS
Jan 8, 2010 6:00pm EST
business in america these days, is down 30%, year over year. but steve guy considers himself a survivor. when times were better, he bought this machine, which uses super-high pressure water and sand made of garnets to cut through just about anything. >> but the company, calypso, that manufactures the machine has actually gone bankrupt in this recession. that is a portal that we were building for an entertainment center called belle island in pigeon forge, and that particular facility also went bankrupt. >> reporter: batman. >> yes, we manufacture those for six flags theme parks, which is also in chapter 11, and were hoping for the emergence as soon as possible. >> reporter: in atlanta's midtown hotel complex, at this week's annual economists convention, the view from well above the fray. the pros who track and analyze unemployment assemble here, and they see a job market that may finally be near the bottom. but even so, over the past two years, laments former clinton labor department economist larry katz: >> we've lost 8 million jobs. we needed 2.5 million jobs just to keep up with popu
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